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Offline smiler

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Re: Pettmans of Margate lorries
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 08:02:40 »
Look like they should be loaded with whisky from US prohibition era.  :)

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Re: Pettmans of Margate lorries
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 21:41:17 »
They are left-hand drive, so almost certainly Ford Model T's (Were the lorries called TT's?)
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Re: Pettmans of Margate lorries
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 21:15:00 »
I am not very well up on Veteran/Vintage vehicles but they all look like Ford Model TT,s heavy lorries so any time from 1917 to 1926 as you suggested. Pity the reg plates aren't visible.

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Re: Pettmans of Margate lorries
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 20:59:48 »
A very interesting set of photos. Thank you for posting the link.

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Pettmans of Margate lorries
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 20:48:42 »
Hello all

I found a photo showing coal wagons and delivery lorries belonging to Pettmans of Margate on the Margate local history site
Scroll to the right to find the photo, it is about the sixth. I am trying to date the photo and would welcome some help from members of the group more knowledgeable in commercial vehicles than I am. I would like to know the make and earliest date for introduction of the models illustrated. The photo can't be after 1926 when Margate Sands Station was closed after the reorganisation of lines in Thanet by the Southern Railway.


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